Track Cycling

Cinder Track bike route could be set for £700,000 work – BBC

The Cinder TrackImage source, Jeff Buck/Geograph
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The Cinder Track cycle path on the North Yorkshire coast follows the route of the former Scarborough & Whitby Railway, which closed in 1965

A scenic coastal cycle route in North Yorkshire could be in line for improvement work worth £700,000.

Scarborough Borough Council may enter an agreement with Sustrans, a national walking and cycling charity, to help fund improvements to the Cinder Track.

It could see upgrades to a 1.5 mile (2.5km) section between Cloughton and Burniston.

The council’s cabinet will decide on Tuesday whether to enter into a contract with Sustrans.

The Cinder Track, which runs between Scarborough and Whitby, also forms part of the National Cycle Network Route 1 and the European North Sea Cycle Route, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

A council report said the surface of the track had “deteriorated over the years and in many places it is now in poor condition”.

The council developed a restoration plan in 2018 for the Cinder Track, with a new bridge planned between Burniston and Scalby.

If the grant is accepted and the cabinet enters into a contract with the charity, the works will “ensure that the route will be usable in all conditions” and will improve access, the report added.

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